Flooring is a vital component of interior design. It is a hard-to-miss element and one of the most used surfaces in a home or commercial establishment. Therefore, it should be a perfect combination of beauty and function.
When it comes to choosing the perfect floors for specific spaces, interior designers zone in on how the style and material can enhance the visual appeal of the area. On top of that, it is a must to ensure how the chosen materials can contribute to building acoustics and also withstand foot traffic.
Due to these crucial factors, there are now more unique floor trends to consider especially for those who want to create stand-out spaces for business. Listed below are five lovely ones used for luxe dressing salons, fashion houses, contemporary boutique hotels, and other stylish commercial establishments.
1. Liquid Crystal
This type of concrete floor coating is just stunning. It gleams and sparkles like crystal. Plus, it comes in a large selection of attractive colors to elegantly complement the other features of a room or space.
What you will notice about Liquid Crystal flooring is it helps create the illusion of a bigger room, especially when its color is similar to the paint on the walls. In addition to that, due to the smooth and almost mirror-like finish it creates, cleaning is an easy-peasy. And lastly, also due to the mirror-like finish, it bounces off light really well and contributes to better illumination in a room or space.
With all these qualities, liquid crystal flooring is no doubt a solid option when you want to create an impressive space.back to menu ↑
2. Wet Finish for Concrete and Stone Tile Floors
You will see this finish in a lot of artsy establishments and furniture stores. The wet finish has the ability to refresh the appearance of floors that have been battered by time. At the same time, it can make concrete look more luxurious.
For example, the water-based concrete sealant used as a finish for concrete floors can give it a look similar to granite or dark marble. The result is a shiny and smooth floor that is actually also made stronger or more durable.
But perhaps the best thing about this finish is, it completely gets rid of the need to fully replace the floors with newer material. After the application of the sealant, the floors will appear completely new.back to menu ↑
This decorative finish gives the industrial look a more polished appeal. It provides a wonderful contrast to elegant interior decors such as chandeliers, plush furniture, colorful carpets, and shiny fixtures — making it a hip choice for epicurean dining establishments, modern hotels, showrooms, and retail stores.
Another fine feature of neocement flooring is it’s a versatile material. You can add color to it and give it a different texture to make it more visually attractive and complementary to the overall style of any space.back to menu ↑
4. Layered Area Rugs
Boho chic creatives enjoy the unique styles that they can achieve with area rugs. Although area rugs are basically used to distinguish different parts of a room, they provide the opportunity to further amp up the vibe and overall style of other spaces.
Layering area rugs is a huge trend. This decorating trick gives additional texture and richness to rooms. Not only that, layering area rugs can likewise draw attention to the dimensions of the space where they are placed.
When it comes to layering area rugs, the possibilities are endless. You can combine different sizes and shapes and pile them on top of each other.
Another styling option is to use two different materials. Quite a popular combination is a flat braided jute rug on top of an Afghan or Persian rug. Another is a flokati rug over a heavily patterned but thin rug. The flokati rug adds a fluffy texture and weighs down the thin rug beneath it.back to menu ↑
5. Woven Fabric Floor Covers
Covering floors with woven fabric may not be the best option for spaces that experience heavy foot traffic but for feature rooms, they are just perfect. Woven fabrics in interesting patterns turn floors into complete works of art that draw attention right away.
This flooring trend requires expert installers, though, but you can trust that the final look is always magnificent. You can mix and match different patterns of fabrics which will really make the floor pop.
Although this flooring option can be quite difficult to pull off and rather time-consuming to lay down considering how careful people need to be with it, it offers the advantages of instant insulation and noise control. In the winter, it is warm to sit and walk on.back to menu ↑
From Basic to Art
So, for spaces that need to impress or stand out, these are some of the flooring trends to consider. Every one of them combines beauty and utility and can contribute to the goal of making spaces completely delightful and outstanding.
Ralph El Eid is the Business Development Manager at COLORTEK – Wall & Floor Fashion. EQUIPAINT is the franchise owner of COLORTEK in Dubai (U.A.E.) and Doha (Qatar); an international paints manufacturer specializing in the widest range of decorative paints and seamless concrete & resin flooring, with a unique showroom concept, and thus an ideal destination for homeowners, consultants, architects, interior designers and paint applicators.